The Complete Macrobiotic Diet

The Complete Macrobiotic Diet


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At the forefront of this American revolution in eating since 1969 has been health counselor and teacher Denny Waxman, founder of the Strengthening Health Institute and author of The Great Life Diet, which distills the wisdom of his thirty-five years of experience into a clear guide to a better, healthier, longer life. Essentially, Waxman's method weds a diet of whole grains, beans, vegetables, and soups to a lifestyle that nourishes the mind and the spirit.In seven steps, The Great Life Diet offers a balanced and orderly approach to an active, fulfilling daily life. The aim always is to strengthen health, however good or ill. Indeed, thousands of people, their ailments ranging widely from the common cold to chronic fatigue to heart disease and even to "incurable" cancers, have been helped, often dramatically, by espousing the dietary and lifestyle practices described in Waxman's instructive guide.With sound sense and flexible principles, this diet extends to its readers a means both to better their health and to significantly enhance the joy in their daily lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605986661
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 01/17/2015
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,244,824
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Denny Waxman has been actively involved in the fields of health and nutrition since 1969. Over the years he has counseled thousands of people with a vast array of health issues. Through his pioneering approach to lifestyle and diet, Denny continues to help individuals regain their spirit and energy. He lives in Philadelphia, where he runs the Strengthening Health Institute.

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Testimonials 5

Acknowledgments 17

Foreword 21

Introduction 25

Connecting with the Spirit of Health 47

Acid & Alkaline, Overeating and Gluten Sensitivity: A Macrobiotic Perspective 61

The 7 Steps 71

Eating Habits: Format of Meals 81

Step 1 Take Time for Your Meals Every Day 83

Step 2 Set Your Daily Schedule 111

The Brief History of Food 125

Diet: Content and Quality of Meals 139

Step 3 Eat Two or Three Complete and Nutrionally Balanced Meals Every Day 141

Lifestyle: Approach to Health 173

Step 4 Make Your Daily Life Active 175

Step 5 Create a More Natural Environment 199

Step 6 Make Your Macrobiotic Practice Work 213

Step 7 Cultivate the Spirit of Health 223

Food Section 247

Recipes and Food Lists 249

Suggestions for Getting Started 251

About Chef Susan Waxman 253

Introduction to the Recipes and Healthful Foods List 257

Recipes 261

Grains 263

Other Grains 271

Noodles and Pasta Sauces 239

Soups 295

Beans 309

Bean Products 323

Substantial Long-Cooked Vegetable Dishes 327

Light Vegetable Dishes 337

Salads 345

Pickles 351

Desserts 355

Juices 369

10-Day Menu Plan 377

Healthful Foods List 337

Food Glossary 399

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